Creamy Shrimp Pasta Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 12 ounces Spinach Tagliatelle, or pasta of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced (large)
  • pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 cups Hard Cider, such as Mike's Hard Smashed Cider or Woodchuck
  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 pound Jumbo Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Tarragon, fresh and chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until just al dente, ~5 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain and set aside.
  2. While the water comes to a boil and the pasta cooks, get on with the sauce and shrimp.
  3. Add the butter, olive oil, and garlic cloves to a large, deep-sided skillet over medium heat. Once the fats are hot and the garlic is golden brown, carefully fish out the garlic cloves and discard (just used to add a hint of garlic flavor). Add sliced shallots and the crushed red chiles, cook until just soft, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over everything and stir; cook for another minute.
  4. Pour in the hard cider and allow it to bubble for 30 seconds. Carefully pour in the heavy cream, and add the salt, white pepper, and thyme; cook until thick 2-3 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add the shrimp and cook until they just turn pink, another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the tarragon, parsley, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. Transfer the still warm pasta into the pan and toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Cooking Method:
Boozy Food
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Author: Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Recipe Yields: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 211
Calories 536

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
  Saturated Fat 15g
Sodium 680mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 18g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

About Heather

Heather is a major foodie from way back. She went to school in Michigan (Go Spartans!), and now lives in Indiana. She blogs about garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, sultry cocktails, Mexican food and more on All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. Around here she's best known as our Seafood and Fish Fanatic, and boy are we excited!